NEW CASTLE COUNTY DIVISION OF POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING THEFT SUSPECT

(Wilmington, DE 19809) On Wednesday (February 6), officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Lynn Drive, in the community of Stonehaven in reference to a package theft.

During an investigation into the theft, the officers were able to locate surveillance footage of the suspect walking up to the house.   He has been seen in the area of Philadelphia Pike.

If you can identify this suspect or have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Off Corey Belk at (302)395-8110 or corey.belk@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE.  You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.

 

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POLICE ARREST MEN FOR USING A TOW TRUCK TO STEAL CARS

(New Castle, DE 19720) Since January 2019, there have been multiple reports of stolen cars, throughout the county.   In a lot of the incidents, the vehicles that were stolen consisted of older models and /or were disabled.   In some of these cases, a tow truck has been observed towing these vehicles either on a surveillance camera or by witnesses.

The initial reports revealed that all the vehicles taken were paid off and all of the vehicle owners had their car keys in their possession.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit noticed the crime trend and started an investigation.

The tow truck was identified and linked to 47-year-old Matthew Wojciechowski and 44-year-old Arnold Phillip Anderson.

On (Feb 25) this same tow truck was observed driving up to Chester, PA and the occupants (later identified as Wojciechoski and Anderson) then stole an older model Pontiac which was later discovered to have been sold to a local car dealership. Detectives discovered that there were multiple stolen vehicles sold to this business by Wojciechowski and Anderson.

Both Wojciechowski and Anderson were charged with 10 counts of felony Theft of a Motor Vehicle, 10 counts of felony Conspiracy 2nd, one count of misdemeanor Theft, and one count of misdemeanor Selling Stolen Property.

Anderson was taken into custody on March 7th and was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and is currently being held at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $22,000 secured bail.

Wojciechowski was taken into custody on March 16th and was also arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11. He was released on $96,000 unsecured bail.

 Wojciechowski                                            Anderson

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GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR MISSING NEW CASTLE MAN-STEVEN FURROWH

New Castle County Division of Police is currently searching for 48-year-old Steven Furrowh.

(NEW CASTLE, DE 19720) Yesterday (Mar 14), officers from the New Castle County Police Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Karlyn Drive in New Castle. Upon arrival, officers learned that  Steven Furrowh had left the residence and not returned.  His medical condition caused concern for his welfare.

Steven Furrowh is described as a black male, 6’0”, 290lbs black and gray hair (Afro), long, healed scar down the length of one of his arms.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Steven Furrowh to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or to visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com, or (IM) on the New Castle County Police Facebook page.  Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip.

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Steven Furrowh

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UPDATE: NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE CONDUCT SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION IN STONEHURST GARDEN APARTMENTS

(New Castle, De 19720) Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigation Unit have identified the deceased victims as 18-month-old, Walton Connell and his mother 45-year-old Laura Connell.  Laura Connell’s death has been ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Walton Connell’s cause and manner of death are pending further investigation by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science.  However, investigators have determined that Walton’s death was not caused by a  gunshot wound.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit/ is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.

https://nccpdnews.com/2019/03/13/new-castle-county-police-conduct-suspicious-death-investigation-in-stonehurst-garden-apartments/

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POLICE MAKE HOME IMPROVEMENT FRAUD ARREST

(Bear, DE 19701) On March 5th, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Clydesdale Drive in the community of Rolling Meadows for a report of Home Improvement Fraud. When the officers arrived on scene they learned that the victim had paid 45-year-old Jeffrey Darrah of Darrah Landscape Contractors, LLC to put up a fence.   The work was never started, and the money was never returned.

After an extensive investigation, the officers were able to charge Jeffrey Darrah with one count of felony Home Improvement Fraud Greater then $1500 and Victim is Over 62.

On March 12th, 2019, Darrah turned himself in at the New Castle County Public Safety Building. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $3000 unsecured bail.

We are urging anyone who may have hired Jeffrey Darrah or Darrah Landscape Contractors, to do work that was not completed or started, to contact M/CPL Duffy at 302-395-8172 or by e-mail at Tracey.Duffy@newcastlede.gov or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook. Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip.

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Jeffrey Darrah

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NEW CASTLE COUNTY POLICE CONDUCT SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION IN STONEHURST GARDEN APARTMENTS

(Wilmington, DE 19804) This morning (Mar 13) at 8:53 a.m., patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Richards Dr in the Stonehurst Garden Apartments for a Death Investigation.  When the patrol officers arrived, they entered the residence and found two people, one a 45-year-old female and one 18-month-old male, deceased.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived and further determined that there is no perceived threat to the community.

The victims were turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science to determine the cause and manner of death. This investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact Det. Holubinka at 302-395-8110 or by e-mail at Adam.Holubinka@newcastlede.gov or by calling New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 or via messenger on Facebook. Citizens can also submit a tip anonymously by text. Send a text to 847411 with NCCDE in the text field and your tip.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit/ is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.

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